CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- Hamilton County authorities have charged a corrections officer in an assault on a minor in custody.
Officer Robert Medford faces charges of aggravated assault, official repression and misdemeanor child abuse, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press.
Hamilton County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Janice Atkinson said the incident occurred Dec. 29 at the Hamilton County Jail when the juvenile sprayed a germicide liquid onto Medford.
Atkinson said Medford went into a cell and used an unauthorized hold on the juvenile.
Medford is free on bond and has been suspended without pay. It wasn't clear whether he has an attorney.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.